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The Department of Banking will launch a new and improved website in the coming weeks! 


No Action Position on Mortgage Servicer Licensure Requirement for Licensed Consumer Collection Agencies


No Action Position Regarding Sales Finance Companies

Public Act 18-173 amends several of the statutory requirements pertaining to sales finance companies.  Please refer to the No Action Position Regarding Section 36a-547 of the 2018 Supplement to the General Statutes, as Amended by Section 97 of Public Act 18-173.


Free Credit Freezes

Under a new federal law, starting on September 21, 2018, we are all entitled to place a freeze on our credit reports at no cost.  In addition, under the new law fraud alerts, will now last for one year. More information is found at the Federal Trade Commission. 


Consumer Alert: Review Your Bank Statements

Commissioner Perez reminds all consumers to be vigilant and regularly check your bank statements for any unusual transactions.


No Action Position Regarding the U.S. Office Location Requirement
 
Effective October 1, 2018, Public Act 18-173 amends various consumer credit licensing provisions to require that any Connecticut activity be conducted from an office located in a “state” as defined in Section 36a-2 of the Connecticut General Statues.  Please refer to Memorandum relative to several recent inquiries received concerning the Department’s position for the period of October 1, 2018 to December 31, 2018
 

New Tool Helps Investors Make Informed Decisions and Avoid Financial Fraud

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) created an online search feature - SEC Action Lookup for Individualsthat enables investors to research whether the person trying to sell them investments has a judgment or order entered against them in an enforcement action.   


Cryptocurrency
Know the risks before you invest in cryptocurrencies, by the Federal Trade Commission, provides information that you should know if you are considering investing in cryptocurrency. 
 

2018 Foreclosure Prevention Clinics

Department of Banking staff participates in monthly Foreclosure Prevention Clinics, sponsored by the Connecticut Fair Housing Center.  These free clinics are offered in Hartford, Bridgeport, Norwalk and Stamford.  2018 Fairfield County Foreclosure Prevention Clinics (pdf, 61 KB)

CT residents may also be interested in the publication Representing Yourself in Foreclosure: A Guide for Connecticut Homeowners.

 

 
Equifax Data Breach
Information for Consumers

Consumers with questions about the Equifax security breach should visit www.equifaxsecurity2017.com to look up if you were potentially impacted, and steps to take if you are on that list. Equifax has a dedicated call center at 1-866-447-7559 for questions.


AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
The State of Connecticut is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities.